Model demonstrating the assembly of a prefabricated concrete construction system for Westville Road Primary School and Brandlehow Road Infants School, Hammersmith, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA28532
Architect/DesignerGoldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1950
Image Date1950
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceMOD/GOLD/9
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Goldfinger invented his own prefabricated concrete system for the building of Westville Road Primary School and Brandlehow Road Infants School. A crane moved across a concrete platform, dropping the uprights into holes prior to positioning the cross beams into the grooves, as demonstrated in this model.

Subject tags

modernism modernist materials, concrete, schools, construction sites, cranes, prefabrication, Feature: High Tech Precursors of High Tech